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Frequently Asked Questions About Hepatitis

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Possible Broken Skin Exposure to Semen and Hepatitis Symptoms

Dr. Dieterich,I am worrying about a possible exposure to semen.Approximately two months ago, I visited an adult arcade (where they show adult movies in individual booths). I had a day old cut on my hand. I began to fear that I could have...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
It is not clear to me exactly what the exposure was. It doesn't really matter though. If it is an acute exposure you should ask for HCV RNA testing as well as antibody. If it is acute HCV the Ab will be negative and the RNA positive. For acute... Read more »

Hepatitis C testing

I touched blood on a countertop back after a customer left and had wiped it off with a napkin with hand sanitizer on it in February and freaked out because I had a small cut on my hand (from dry skin, the top skin was still there)... it didn't...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I think it was okay to test to be conservative, but would have advised that the risk was extremely low. You are all set...I would not follow this up any further.... Read more »

Hepatitis C and skin blotches

Dear Dr.,My husband has developed red blotches/marks over the last year on his skin (predominantly over his chest and upper arms) which his doctor says is due to his hepatitis C and often refers to 'heptomegalia'. What does this mean? He...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Thanks for your comments. Sometimes in the course of liver disease, especially when there is cirrhosis, red spots called spider angiomas appear on the chest above the nipples. If that is what they are, they signal cirrhosis and your husband should... Read more »

skin changes and hepatitis???

Is it possible to have an increase in skin moles with a viral infection? ...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I do not know of any connection with skin moles and viral infections. There are some viruses such as papilloma virus which can cause warty lesions and other viruses which can cause molluscum.Dr. McGovern... Read more »
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Hepatitis testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I know this isn't a hiv question,but does anyone know if hepatitis B and C testing is as accurate at 6 months as hiv tesing.Just wondering as ive tested neg for hiv and hep at 6 months,I know that the hiv is 100% accurate at 6 months but don't know... Read more »

Tested today for HIV and Hepatitis C

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
So I broke down and went in again today for another HIV test. The test center only tests for HIV-1, so based on what I've read lately, it's not a 3d generation Elisa test. But I am now at more than 5 months out, so I am pretty sure it will be... Read more »

Test Elisa y de hepatitis C en Mexico D.F.??

Posted by Rbn, 2 Replies

Hola a todos, solo queria preguntarles donde me puedo realizar un test Elisa y uno de hepatitis C en Mexico D.F., que laboratorios privados como Chopo, etc, lo tiene? tambien quisiera saber algun costo aprox. y si necesito alguna receta o algo o... Read more »

Were your tests for STDs, AIDS, TB and hepatitis?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Were your tests for STDs, AIDS, TB and hepatitis?...


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